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Thousands Affected By List Of Church Mergers Released By Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

In one of the most sweeping announcements in its long history, the Philadelphia Archdiocese has announced mergers or consolidations of parishes that will affect thousands of Catholics in the region.


(The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle, headquarters of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  File photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Archdiocese To Announce More Parish Consolidations This Sunday

An archdiocese spokesman says church members will likely receive letters in the mail along with announcements from the pulpit at weekend masses.


(Old St. Mary's Church, in Society Hill.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Historic Society Hill Church Prepares to Mark Its 250th Anniversary

Many prominent Americans — from members of the Continental Congress to, on occasion, George Washington — have walked through the doors to worship there.


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Archbishop Chaput Ordains 3 To The Priesthood For Archdiocese Of Philadelphia

Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained three new priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Saturday morning.


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Funeral Rites Set For West Phila. Native, Harrisburg Bishop Joseph McFadden

Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who was a champion of Catholic education while serving in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, died Thursday at the age of 65.


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Former Lansdale Catholic H.S. Coach Facing Prison After Accusation Plea

The no-contest plea means that Timothy Udinski is not admitting guilt but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him at trial.


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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Preparing To Host Event With Christian Neighbors

Following in the example of the new Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is reaching out to its neighbors to host what it’s calling an “ecumenical conversation.”


(The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, near Doylestown.  File photo)

Woman Sues Phila. Archdiocese, Shrine Over Alleged Priest Sex Assault

The victim’s suit says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the priest’s order, and the Bucks County DA’s office failed to act after she reported being assaulted by a priest at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, near Doylestown.


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Archdiocese Leads Philadelphia Catholics To ‘Marriage March’ In DC

Hundreds of people from our area headed to Washington D-C this morning to participate in a “Marriage March”.


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Analysis: A New Pope, A New Vision

The Catholic church is being led by Pope Francis. Local experts on the inside of the church are happy with what they see so far.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archdiocese Hopeful New Pope Will Visit Philadelphia

Pope Benedict XVI made a commitment to be here in September 2015 for a World Families Conference.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese To Cut Size of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Campus

Archbishop Charles Chaput says the college division operations will be moved to what is known as the “upper side” or theology division campus at the seminary.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter greet each other at the Archdiocese headquarters.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput Says Philadelphia Already Marshaling For 2015 Families Conference

It’s an event that is projected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics from around the world for the six-day event.


(Caroline Pla, at right, with her former football teammates.  Photo provided)

Bucks Schoolgirl Awaits Phila. Archdiocese Ruling on Boys-Only Football

Caroline Pla (#10 in photo) began playing football at age five. Last season, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia caught wind of Caroline’s presence on the team and told her it violated CYO policy.


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St. Donato’s Parish, in Overbrook, To Be Merged

St. Donato’s weekly mass attendance was down to less than 200.